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Storm to hit northeastern US with heavy rain, strong winds and burst of chilly air

October 15th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A fast-moving storm from western Canada is forecast to strengthen rapidly and is poised to bring a dose of drenching rain, strong winds and even some high-elevation snow to the northeastern United States from Wednesday to Thursday.

The storm may neither strengthen quickly enough to be classified as a bomb cyclone, nor may there be enough northeasterly winds over a broad for it to be considered a true nor'easter. The barometric pressure has to fall 24 millibars or 0.71 inches in 24 hours for the bomb cyclone criteria to be met. Winds on the front side of the storm may be from the east or southeast instead of from the northeast.

However, the storm will pack a heavy punch.

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